- Category: Eco-Tours
- Published on Wednesday, 02 November 2011 04:03
- Written by Trys
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At the end of the Savannah Nature Trail of Orchid Garden Eco-Village, there is a spacious house - one of the most beautiful buildings in Belize. Part of the ground floor has been given over to an exhibition of bottles found in Belize, a fairly extensive and fascinating collection of rocks and roots entitled “Nature’s Artistry in Root and Stone” , and a number of paintings collectively described as “Expressions of Belize”.
The bottles (from the 17th – 21st centuries) are accompanied by paragraphs describing key events in Belize’s history.
There are 50+ examples of azalea roots which have received minimal attention from an artist in order to turn them into depictions of cranes (the birds!), and a similar number of stones, the composition of which powerfully suggests images found elsewhere in Nature – like the rainforest, or the Red Sea.
Mother Nature’s creativity. Within these stones, all of them cleverly named to capture their spirit are images of trees, butterflies, animals, wind, and water.